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Garden Waste Scheme

Our fortnightly garden waste service offers an affordable way for New Forest residents to recycle their garden waste.

How it works

The service is a convenient way for you to recycle your garden waste, without having to take it to the tip.

On joining for the first time, you will receive a reusable bag to store and present your garden waste in for collection. You will also receive a welcome letter and collection calendar.

adobe icon Garden waste calendar 2016/17 [59kb]

Your bag(s) will be collected once a fortnight, with the exception of a break between mid-December and mid-January.

You can use your garden waste bag to dispose of up to 20kg of garden waste.

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  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Weeds and flowers
  • Small branches up to 75mm diameter
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • Animal waste
  • Plastic bags or flower pots
  • Branches more than 75mm in diameter
  • Invasive species (e.g. Japanese knotweed)

How to join

Subscriptions are open for the collection period April 2016 - March 2017

Subscription periodCost of first sackCost of each additional sack
12 month service: 4 April 2016 - 31 March 2017£30£16
Reduced rates if joining later in the year
9 month service: 1 July 2016 - 31 March 2017£26£13
6 month service: 1 October 2016 - 31 March 2017£20£10

Join online

Join by phone on 023 8028 5391

Join in person at any one of our information offices

Join by post by completing and returning the adobe icon application form [226kb] and adobe icon direct debit form [214kb]

What happens to your garden waste?

Your garden waste will be taken to a site in Hampshire, where it will be composted by a process known as open windrow composting. The finished product, Pro-Grow, is a high quality soil conditioner that is available to buy at every household waste recycling centre.

Other ways to recycle your garden waste

Please see our sections on Composting and Recycling Centres

Updated: 25 May 2016
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